The Microbiome and Cancer Treatment
Andrew Goodman, PhD, studies the abundant flora in the gut, but he initially trained in ecology and sees many parallels. He thinks of the microbiome as an ecosystem and the members of the ecosystem as bacteria. His recent research reveals that microbes are dynamic agents that should be considered in medical care.
Gut check: Yale researchers describe role of bacteria in drug response
Yale researchers identified human gut microbes that metabolize over 150 therapeutic drugs, a finding that highlights the role bacteria play in determining how well individuals respond to medications, they report June 3 in the journal Nature.
Yale-led project connects social networks and the microbiome
Led by Nicholas Christakis, Yale’s Sterling Professor of social and natural science and the director of the Human Nature Lab, the Microbiome Biology and Social Networks in the Developing World project launched Jan. 1. The project is funded by a $3.54 million grant from the NOMIS Foundation and will take place in the Copan region of Honduras.Source: Yale Daily News